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confirmation of the nominees for cia director and defense secretary saying any delay would be quote, playing politics. that statement followed republican senator lindsay graham's vow on face the nation to block the nominations of john brennan and chuck hagel pending more answers on the attacks in benghazi last september. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> jeff: there are still 102,000 coalition troops in afghanistan. and today marked a change of command for them. marine general john all when who is in line to become nato's supreme european commander passed the baton to marine general joseph dunford in a ceremony at coalition headquarters in kabul. dharlie-- charlie d'agata was there. >> reporter: this morning general john allen gave up command to fellow marine joseph dunford in an emotional event that at times sound more like a defiant victory speech than a handover ceremony. >> afghan force-- afghan forces defending afghan people and enabling the govern
opposition. >> with respect to chuck hagel and brennan, defense and cia just in the last week, their performance in front of the committees that have to confirm them has been pretty poor. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> and so as the president prepares to address the nation focusing on flash points overseas and major challenges at home from gun violence to unemployment and immigration, attention also falls upon whether the republican party will spend the next four years doing exactly what it has done for the last four, opposing and obstructing everything that this president has sought to achieve. for more now let's go right to nbc's kristin welker who is live for us at the white house. good afternoon. what's the white house reaction been to word that republican senators may try to hold up the nomination of chuck hagel? >> reporter: well, martin, the white house says it's a numbers game, and they believe that they have the votes to get
president obama's picks for cia director and defense secretary regarding the attack in benghazi, libya. >>> plus, we are two days away from president obama's state of the union address. our fox 5 political analyst joins us for a preview of what to expect. the news at 10:00 will be right back. [ woman ] ring. ring. progogres. i just finished a bowl of your light chicken pot pie soup and it was so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant [ male announcer ] the distances aren't getting shorter. ♪ the trucks are going farther. the 2013 ram 1500 with best-in-class fuel economy. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. >>> republican senator lindsay graham vowing no confirmation without information. he says president obama's picks should not go fo
of the cia. he has brave concerns about the delay. >> between john, brennan the cia director chuck hagel as secretary of defense we want to make sure we have those guys sitting in the chair working. i don't want there to have been something missed because of the hang-up in washington. >> a vote on hagel's nomination is expected sometime after congress returns to work on capitol hill on february 25th. >> steve sen ton a sent ni /* / thank you. >> it is quote dead on arrival. rubio was one of the republican and democrats senators who reached a break through bipartisan agreement on immigration this year. john mccain is also weighing in. on the internet he tweeted headed down to southern arizona to assess senator casher and representative mike mccall. they want to see the true state of the border security in mexico they are the ones traveling with mr. mccain. doug luzader live with more on this. >> the president's newings immigration plan is raising eyebrows on capitol hill even if the details are a little sketchy. according to a draft linked to usa today the president wants to create a spec
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for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> bill: i want more -- so he says he wants to know what now, by the way, remember lindsey graham started out by saying, i am not going to -- we are not going to move forward with hagle unless we get the secretary, of state, herself to testify on benghazi. she did. so then, he said, no, we are not going to move forward unless we get leon panetta to come forward. so did john brennan and they have had three freakin hearings on the senate. what more do they want? now lindsey graham says, i want to know minute by minute everything that president obama did the night of the benghazi attack, you know, which is absurd. congress cannot make a demand like that. by the way, maybe they should give us minute by minute what george bush did after the september attacks after he was running around the attacks. >> we know what he was doing for about seven minutes after the attack, reading "my pet goat." lindsey graham says, here, more. >> i am going to ask
slowly not only hagel, but john brennan to head the cia. >> between john brennan, the cia director and chuck hagel secretary of defense, we want to make sure we have them sitting in the the chairs working and i don't want something to have been missed because of the hangup in washington. >> reporter: and the vote is expected sometime after congress returns to work on february 25th, harris. >> harris: steve centanni, thank you. florida senator marco rubio talking about the white house plan for immigration reform saying quote, it's dead on arrival. as you may know, rubio was one of the republican and democrat senators who reached a break through bipartisan break through. another member of the so-called gang of 8, john mccain tweeted, headed down to southern arizona to assess border situation senator carper and mccaul. they want to see the true state of our border security with mexico and travelling with mr. mccain. doug luzader live from washington with more on this, doug. >> reporter: the president's new immigration plan is raising plenty of republican eyebrows on capitol hill. ev
. on their face i don't expect the senate to reject mr. brennan for cia chief, and despite mr. hagel's troubles in the confirmation hearing, i don't expect he will be blocked as a matter of substance or his performance in the hearings. but it is true that if a couple of senators decide to hold things up because they want more answers, it gives the administration a choice. it can either go to bat against the republicans and say they're being unreasonable, they're being political, they need to back down, or they could make a decision we just want to get this thing through, let's try to give them enough information to satisfy them and get it over with. jon: a mouthpiece for the administration in this situation said these are critical national security positions, and individual members -- meaning senators -- shouldn't play politics with their nominations. but isn't that what happens at every nomination, the senators trot out their list of wants, you know, information wise from the administration and use some leverage? >> yes, i mean -- well, jon, that's what advise and consent ultimately means. it
the nomination of the cia director to find out if one of those so-called hero drones can take out an american on u.s. soil. >> what i want to hear from john brennan before i agree to let his nomination go forward is that, no, the cia or the department of defense cannot kill someone in america without you know any kind of judicial proceeding. >> drones did take out anwar al awlaki, the terrorist who inspired the underwear bomber in detroit. still a distinguished medal of honor for war? is drone warfare worthy of a medal for heroism? facebook.com/carolcnn or tweet me @carolcnn. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! o
on the nominations of john brennan for cia drug and chuck hagel for defense secretary to force the white house to answer questions about last year's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> i wanted to know what our president did, what did he do as commander-in-chief? did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff the country needs to know. >> republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. a spokesman for the white house national security council says senators should not play politics with crucial nominations. >>> president obama's state of the union address is expected to focus on the economy. he is set to address job creation and wage growth tomorrow night. the president says he will also discuss upcoming budget fights including the march 1 deadline for automatic defense and domestic cuts known as the sequester. you can watch the state of the union tomorrow night at 6:00 right here on kpix 5 and we'll have a special edition of kpix 5 news right after. >>> the brand-new year on the lunar cal
hagel for defense secretary and also john brennan for head of the cia in order to get the white house to give answers. >> you're about to make some news here, i think. you are saying that you are going to block the nominations. you're going to block them from coming to a vote until you get an answer to this. >> yes. >> reporter: on cbs's "face the nation" sunday, senator lindsey graham acknowledged he would use a rule that allows a senator to put a hold on presidential nominees. he hopes by delaying the confirmation of chuck hagel and john brennan he can force the white house to answer questions about how much president obama knew about the september 11th attack in benghazi. >> i want to know what our president did. what did he do as commander in chief. did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff that the country needs to know. >> reporter: four americans including ambassador chris stevens were killed in an assault on the u.s. consulate. republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. >> this whi
could. the comes after a week after john brennen confirmed as the head of cia. during his confirmation hearing he faced quite a bit of criticism about his use of drone slacks. >>> tuesday night, president obama will deliver his state of the union address. nbc's peter alexander reports that the economy will be the president's major theme. heading into his fifth annual address, they say mr. obama will focus on jobs and the economy, echoing familiar themes about strenght the strengthening the middle class. >> oefsh economy grows when everybody is getting a fair shot and shake. >> reporter: he will emphasize the value of spending on education to give americans the skill they need. infrastructure like roads, research, including clean energy technology and manufacturing. the inauguration was more about the underdog. if this is about people that have already made it but the american dream is fading and he's got their backs. >> reporter: adding to the urgency of tuesday's speech, the looming zi sequester deadlines that from march 1th in across the board cuts are start to take effect. >> it cou
, not through the c.i.a. they essentially went out there, these groups of guys went out. there were targeted kills. what they did was they really stirred up a hornet's nest. >>gretchen: part of the problem was was qaddafi was working with the united states at the time of his demise. people didn't like him because he was a ruthless dictator. but he had turned andg the unit. when he was taken out, the rebel groups coming together were not necessarily all good guys. part of this book is alleging, there was a secret covert mission by the united states hand-picking each these people, and maybe that's why we haven't heard the full story about benghazi. at least that's what this 80-page book is saying. >>brian: can you imagine not telling the c.i.a. director that you're assassinating al qaeda. can you imagine not telling the ambassador. why would he be driving around the country at all basically armed without an armored car and a huge cadre of security officials if he knew that al qaeda was going to be looking for revenge because they have a habit of not liking to be assassinated? this is all going
we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed to secretary of defense. >> bill: on the eve of president obama's state of the union more discord in washington. can anything get done in this chaotic atmosphere? brit hume on that. >> i hear the ghosts of the past of los angeles police department. i hear that people think that maybe there is something to what he says. >> is a los angeles police department appeasing a killer this is an extremely volatile situation. juan and mary katharine will deal with it. caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the american left and national security. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. many liberal americans are finally being confronted about their apparent hypocrisy on national security issues. at issue is president obama's killer drone program. >> it will be quite interesting to hear democrats, liberals who spend half a decade apoplectic about enhanced interrogation of the bush administrat
involving then cia director david petraeus. in thousands of e-mails, several hundred were between general allen and a socialite down there in tampa. according to officials who have seen these e-mails, the vast majority were innocent about military events around tampa. a couple that some people in the obama administration and here in the pentagon thought were a little bit suspect. they had the inspector general here at the pentagon launching an investigation. after this exhausted investigation which was finally concluded and it was determined that general allen was involved in no misconduct, no inappropriate language or communications with this socialite, he was cleared of that. in the meantime, his nomination to be the supreme allied commander of europe had been put on hold. the white house has not yet although they support allen has not yet sent that nomination back to the hill and we are told that general allen may not and is strongly considering withdrawing from the nomination because he doesn't want to resurrect that controversy and put he and his family through it. one other thing. t
filibustered, at the same time that there's a possibility filibuster as the cia director. i do think that ultimately, these political fights don't happen in a vacuum, all of the things that john harwood just said about the wind being at the president's back is going to end up meaning that he's going to get a deferment. >> and chuck hagel, if he's confirmed will attend a nato conference. and if not, panetta will have to step in there. >> and that's the pressure that's going to have to come to bear for the republicans, at the end of the day, this has real impact if the president doesn't have a confirmed secretary of defense. >> some of the republicans have tried to, i don't know if it's splitting hairs or if they're embarrassed by the use of the word filibuster, but they're attempting to describe this as something other than that. >> this is not a filibuster, i keep getting stopped by people out in the hall, oh, we're going to filibuster, who's going to filibuster. it's not a filibuster, all they have to do is have a 60-vote margin. >> so rachel, harry reed says it is a filibuster, jim
interviews and denying and forgetting what happened in the u.s. mission and a c.i.a. safe house in bengazi in september 11th 2012, protecting the boss is critical despite the fact he won reelection with a campaign unsullied by the hint that his team misguided the attack. we found out the president went missing that night as four americans fought for their lives and lost. this latest startling tidbit that obama was out of the touch with with testimony from leon paneta and in a letter senate to the senate runs by the white house. they demanded answers to key questioning, questions. did anyone get in touch with the libya government to get help. white house said no, not that night but the following. september 12th after the u.s. ambassador and three other mirns met their deathings. it turns out former secretary of state clinton and mr. obama spoke to each other during the attack but neither involved the secretary of defense or the chairman of the joint chiefs. after a regularly scheduled half hour briefing in the late afternoon, both men were basically out of the loop while bengazi burned for
. >> president of his nominee for cia director john brennan accused iran of pursuing nuclear weapons in made the comment during his confirmation hearing. tehran and in taez o brennanhn enbridge >> john read your response? >> this has been the position for quite some time. even though the intelligence of all of the p-5 indicates there is not been a decision to weaponized, the belief is the iranians are moving toward a nuclear weapons capability, but in everything in order to be able to make that decision if they so choose. as a result, there is the impression the window is closing in order to be able to address this peacefully. in order to really exhaust all of the options to resolve this peacefully, there has to negotiations that are far more intense, far more serious from both sides. both sides have so far gone to the table and essentially offer the other side ultimatums' rather than engaging in proper negotiations. both sides have been working on taking or more accepting of taking a risk for the status quo or even escalation in accepting risks for peace making. >> a want ask about chuck ha
in the confirmation hearing of the proposed cia directer, the nominee, john brennan. however, privacy issues and military applications of uas beyond the scope of this hearing. i use the term "unmanned aircraft systems" or usa instead of uas or drones because it is a more complete term. uas are complex systems made up of not just aircraft, but as well as supporting ground, air, and communications infrastructure. uas comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and carries out a wide range of missions. aviation has come a long way in a relatively short period of time thanks to american innovation and i think newty. the list of pioneers in aviation and aerospace is very long. you may not know the details of the achievement, but i'm shore you know names like cesna, james mcdonald and donald douglas, howard hughes, william boeing, charles limbburg, kelly johnson just to name a few. the next steps in modern aviation began with two american brothers in 190 # -- 1903. they will likely transform civilian and commercial sectors. the group in the industry and market firm predicts that they spend over $49 bil
.c. at the c.i.a. >> roger, it's used for what? surveillance? it's also capable of attack. >> its primary original purpose was surveillance. it was armed in 2001. the aircraft we're seeing here is the very first one to be armed. it is the first one to fire a hell fire in combat. the first combat kill with a predator was this aircraft behind you. >> it was used in what year? >> 2001 in afghanistan. >> the next one we want to talk about is the shadow up here. >> the shadow is another current u.a.v. in service, unmanned aerial vehicle. the shadow is designed for field forces. this is tactical reconnaissance and a very small aircraft designed to be used at a divisional company, even platoon level. >> i imagine because this one is smaller, it's easier to be camouflaged too? >> it's very hard to see. doesn't have to get very high before it is impossible to see from the ground. >> j.u.-cast looks like something from star wars. >> it is the only one of its aircraft that is truly unmanned. it can take off and fly as a robot. this one is designed as a bomber, designed to fly a mission on its own wi
? cheney says it's vital to national security that good folks hold positions like secretary of state, cia director, and secretary of defense. we can all be on board with that. first off, none of the president's nominees are second rate. we don't need to point out why everyone on the wall is qualified to serve as the president's national security team. meanwhile, let's look at a few bush/cheney dandies from their cabinets there is secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. we can't forget him, can we? he botched the wars in afghanistan and iraq. he ignored critical advice from colleagues and failed to commit the correct number of troops to get the job done for those wars. bush appointed condoleezza rice his national security adviser. well, condi lied about weapons of mass destruction in iraq and played a key role in starting the war. as a reward, bush later promoted her to secretary of state. then there is fema director, how could we ever forget brownie? of course bush told brownie he was doing a heck of a job responding to hurricane katrina. but now brownie is famous for one of the biggest gov
brennan, the choice for c.i.a. director. graham demanded more information on the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. today, white house, spokesman jay carney rejected any delay. >> what is unfortunate here is the continuing attempt to politicize an issue -- in this case through nominees that themselves had nothing to do with bengs ay and to do so so in a way that does harm to our national security interest. senator hagel, mr. brennan, they need to be confirmed. they're highly qualified candidates for their posts. >> sreenivasan: any effort to hold up the hagel and brennan nominations would wait until they reach the floor of the senate. former u.s. army staff sergeant clinton romesha received the nation's highest military decoration this afternoon, the medal of honor. on october 3, 2009, in northeastern afghanistan, he and 50 other americans were attacked by 300 taliban fighters at combat outpost keating. he led a desperate day-long battle despite being wounded, and killed at least ten insurgents himself. at the white house today, president obama said romesha risked his life to re
breaths, just to a reflex breath. he said he gave the magazine from his gun to the cia analyst who had made it her mission to find bin laden. the magazine had only three bullets missing. the ones in bin laden's head. the shooter says he has since left the seals and now he says he doesn't know what he is going to do. he says the government has given him nothing. no protection for himself or his family. he tells esquire that he has changed first sign of trouble and his wife how to handle a shotgun. he said the command wants protection. give him a job driving a beer truck in milwaukee. that was the offer for the man who gave the navy 16 years of service. and killed the most wanted man in the world. the u.s. navy responded the esquire piece with a statement it reads in part now take seriously the safety and security our people as well as our responsibility to assist sailors making a transition civilian life. without more information about this particular case it, would be difficult to determine the degree to which our transition program succeeded, end quote. friends, family, and other supp
forward, that no cia or the department of defense cannot kill someone in america without you know, any kind of judicial proceeding. senator widen asked this, can you kill an american on american soil with a drone without a judicial hearing and brennan didn't answer the question. so, we've asked it in writing. my understanding is senator wyden has answered in writing. so if you're not going to answer no, i think that means you're telling us yes, you believe that the president has the power to kill an american in america. that is appalling. i think even overseas that if there is someone who's not in the middle of firing a gun or grenade launcher, that they really should be tried for treason if they're an american citizen, then you can proceed on with drone attacks, but really an american scitizen should be tried in court here or abroad unless they're imminently in the act of firing a weapon. >> and when it comes to hagel's nomination, obviously john mccain indicating he may filibuster it. tom rex is a contributing editor for foreign policy magazine. a lot of sources in the pentagon and h
of state. his cia director potentially john brennan hit some road blocks. bottom line they want to get some of these folks in place, shep. >> shepard: speaking of secretary panetta, the senate could vote this week on the president's pick to replace him. >> that's right. chuck hagel is in live to be defense secretary. he got through committee yesterday on a party line vote. republicans like lindsey graham are saying they may block this nomination unless they get more information from the white house about benghazi. the bottom line is senate majority leader harry reid is pushing forward though. he thinks is he going to get a floor vote on the nomination fry day. the white house is hopeful that ed hagel will clear that shep? >> shepard: ed henry at the white house tonight. thank you. a little black fur ball was the big winner. top grog a breed a lot of folks didn't even know existed. >> best in show winner, with 137th westminster kennel club dog show the affenpinscher. >> you heard it the of a pen pin affenpinscher. that's a first for westminster. earlier today on jonathan hunt got a smoosh in
said this will spill over to the confirmation of john brennan at cia. do you think this is really about benghazi? the holdup here? >> well, all of the questions were not asked or answered in the white house, they wrote a letter to senators answering questions just this week. months after benghazi. but, you know, i know that democrats want to blame republicans for chuck hagel bumbling and stumbling across the finish line. i happen to agree with columnists like dana millbank that the president should have a cabinet that reflects his world views. i agree with that. so if like chuck hagel you believe at that ayatollah and ahmadinejad were credibly elected and you missed the 2009 election riots, well, then hagel's your guy. if you believe there's an international jewish lobby that is intimidating congressmen and is controlling the u.s. state department, hagel's your guy. and interestingly, everybody thinks he's going to get confirmed which would just prove that his last conspiracy is false. he was wrong once again. i think these are perfectly legitimate questions to be raising about the next
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